Rossi: QuarkX to be a ‘Tremendous Surprise for Everyone’

When not dealing with issues related to the court case, Andrea Rossi seems to be focusing a lot of time now on the E-Cat QuarkX reactor, which he says now can produce heat, light and electricity. He has said he will be doing a test with the QuarkX in June with an important customer/partner who he says could help with production of the E-Cat in the future. Today he added some new comments about the QuarkX:

Andrea Rossi
May 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM

The QuarkX will be a very big surprise for everybody. Nobody can imagine what is coming up. I am very pleased of how she is growing up and by the day I become more optimist about the outcome of this new masterpiece of my great Team. The beauty of her is that if F8 will turn out to be positive, the consequences will be fast and diffused.
Warm Regards,

Andrea Rossi
May 2, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Tom Conover:
The QuarkX will be a tremendous surprise, for everybody. I am not sure that it will be positive to F8, but if it will, that will be a revolution that nobody expects.
Warm Regards,

F8 in this case is Rossi’s code for “if the R&D on the QuarkX is positive” (or something like that). I’m not sure what the “surprise” might be here — since he has already said that this reactor makes heat, light and electricity with a high COP. Perhaps there are features he hasn’t mentioned yet. At one point Rossi mentioned that there might be a presentation or press conference of some kind. Now Mats Lewan has cancelled the Stockholm conference, I’m not sure if Rossi will hold a press conference in Sweden as he previously said he would. I just hope at some point soon the public will be invited to see what the surprise is.

  • Paul Maher

    Heat, electricity and light. Maybe it’s a flashlight.

  • robin emerson

    ‘Tremendous Surprise for Everyone’…ok well the only thing missing from the list is transmutation. so I’m guessing its going to be Ni > Cu… That would be a big surprise for everyone.

  • Eol Awki

    I must say that at this point my biggest surprise will be if we ever see the report on the test, or even get a statement from the mysterious customer. Rossi follows one announcement with another, with another, each adding capability to the technology – each time all attention is diverted to the new announcement with yesterday’s promises fading into the past.

    Where is the report on the independent test?

  • Stephen

    This is SciFi but My favorite is some kind of collimated tuned energy neutrino source. I wonder what kind of neutrino tech that would generate. It would make an interesting neutrino thruster maybe or neutrino torch and if a “receiver” could be tuned to those energies make an interesting neutrino probe for geophysics or planetary interiors or perhaps in the distant future allow neutrino communications with little loss of signal. Combined with characteristics of neutrino oscillation etc and maybe fundamental properties with quantum physics and maybe who knows tech would developed in the distant future.

    I like the idea that all products from LENR can be made useful in some way.

    The only thing better than that for me is if it can tell jokes 😉

    • Stephen

      Since a lot of the reactions implicated in LENR seem to produce Helium as a bi product and Helium can easily leak through most materials. Even more than hydrogen. Perhaps it produces lots of Helium and everyone speaks with squeaky voices! That would be a tremendous surprise for every one 😉

  • psi2u2

    To be fair, I think you have to assess the Solyndra situation within the larger context of all the businesses that were given or loaned seed money under the same government program. I think that if you do that you will find a pretty good return on the dollar and lots of innovation to boot. I could be wrong about that, but at any rate that seems the fairest way to assess such a program, rather than by one highly publicized and spectacular failure. Of course, when you bundle in the ongoing fiasco of hot fusion then you have a point :(.

  • Engineer48

    Both IH & Rossi have the 3 month report, the 6 month report, the 9 month report and the 12 month report from the ERV that both appointed, aggreed to the instrumentation and data collection method used and jointly paid.

    Strange that only when the 12 month ERV report was received by both that IH called foul & refused to pay the $89m as required by the contract and final 12 month ERV report indicating a COP >= 6.

  • DrD

    IH have it!

  • DrD

    Frank, does this answer mean something to you/anyone?

    “Frank Acland
    May 4, 2016 at 6:37 PM
    Dear Andrea,
    Why do you think the revelation of the E-Cat QuarkX will be such a surprise?
    Many thanks,
    Frank Acland

    Andrea Rossi
    May 4, 2016 at 8:25 PM
    Frank Acland:
    If you put this question, you have imagined a hint of it.
    Warm Regards,

    • Frank Acland

      Not really!

    • Guru Khalsa

      When I read this I thought he meant: give me a specific example of what you think the revelation might be(hint) and I can answer you(yes or no).

  • EmTee

    As mentioned before, free available units for public testing!
    If Mr. Rossi is delaying the free availability of testing units, lets say for universities or other widely respected authorities, than the introduction to a mass marked will take longer, because if the LENR process is not widely understood, you never will get permission to distribute them – at least not in the EU.

    • cashmemorz

      Will it also be considered contraband to import from places it will be available? This Will start a war.

    • help_lenr

      Your claim is false.

      There is no need to understand how a device works, in order to use it.

      A state which will wait for a scientific explanation decades before using a device will pay high price for not using low price energy; I don’t think that this will be tollerated by the citizens.


      If he doesn’t come through with giving Quark X units to universities and organizations that can verify his claims I will have serious doubts about his veracity.

  • LuFong

    I agree with much of what you are saying. I’ve been withholding my opinion/judgement now for 5 years!

    I do feel however that we have enough information, if we are open-minded about it, to make reasonable opinions/judgements about what might be going on. It’s doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to be 100% correct. But it’s also possible that we are at a tipping point with regard to this saga and will soon get enough information to really understand what is going on. On the other hand, the case may be settled out of court and this is it–it’s all we get and we are back to scraps from Rossi and others.

    Thanks for your post.

  • help_lenr

    Apparently not power chip – because power chip is thermionic current and rossi said his electricity is not thermionic.

  • bachcole

    I don’t expect squat. I am simply waiting patiently for certainty, and a single, self-interested report from an ageing codger doesn’t give me any sense of certainty.

  • JDM

    From a previous poster here on ECW,
    Gives back rubs and tastes like bacon!

  • guest


    Many effects are expected, not exotic like the ones which you mentioned but very significant in other ways.

  • Jjaroslav

    So it will be interesting to see who he picks to be his champion…..I vote Siemens or GE.

  • DrD

    It’s a poor do if he can’t cope with more than one customers needs, irrespective of who he grants manufacturing to. That’s hardly mass production, micro (or NO) production I’d call it. I think you mean “Quark”?

  • LilyLover

    Physics has always been great, it’s simply underpaid in the World that adulates bartenders / movie stars more than a Physicist.
    Greatness is not an issue, being paid to do great things is THE issue.
    Ignorance keeps upper class parasites alive, knowledge kills them, hence the problem.

  • Omega Z

    ->”continuously something new”

    No. There is the low temp E-cat and the Hot-cat.
    The Quark is just a continuation of the Hot-cat R&D.
    It is a continuation of work in progress. Not Something New…

  • Omega Z

    So the best man for the job is someone else.
    Apparently not or that person would have developed E-cat. Not Rossi.

  • That’s a fair point.

    This may change in June with an apparent test of E-Cat X by the potential new industrialization partner. Perhaps some information will leak from that beyond Rossi’s after action report.

    One small correction though. I believe Fabiani was actually an employee of Industrial Heat whilst in the crate and at the time he gave the interview to Mats and Rossi has indicated post-lawsuit that nobody from the test remained on with Leonardo. So Fabiani may be in no-man’s land right now.

  • Go to Rossi’s online Journal of Nuclear Physics.

    Scroll to the bottom. Enter your name and ask your question.

  • Rene

    Something wonderful is going to happen:
    my hope is a demo of the ecatqq, preferably by MFMP, followed by an initial limited production release.

  • NT

    Experience is the best teacher, and Rossi has that…

  • Fibber McGourlick

    Why the F8? Will the reactor stop working? Will the discovery be abandoned? Is the report a mistake? What?

    • F8 primarily means whether or not R&D will result in a device that can be industrialized.

      Working on a lab bench and suitable for commercialization are two different things, so he hedges with F8.

      • Fibber McGourlick

        Is it in any way possible that cheap fusion energy at room temperature in a small package could not be commercialized?
        Nonsense. If real, it is the greatest discovery since the advent of electricity. It should be a simple matter to demonstrate it too.

  • kdk

    If he is selling 3 more plants, he is commercializing. Also, if you look at the new reactors for which there are pictures, it is pretty clear that some sort of automation went into them, if not something on the scale of a major car plant.